Happy New Year!!! And happy week 1 of #LivingLovingWriting!!! I am super excited to kick off the next 52 weeks with you, and I couldn’t think of a better start than One Little Word. If you’ve ever been to any profile page of mine then you might have seen this quote, “I know nothing in the world that has a much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson.
I love words, and it was about ten years ago, Kelly (one of my best friends) and I started following Scrapbooker Ali Edwards. She offers different unique classes and one that caught our eye was One Little Word. Instead of picking a resolution to focus on for the year, she picks a word. Brilliant, right? We thought so, and ever since we’ve participated and have found our words to become beloved. A couple of words I’ve picked in the past are: simplify, be, green, and tenacity. If you’ve followed me over the years, then you know how much I love this, and I’m excited to share with all of you my choice for this year (drumroll) . . .
Why did I pick sparkle? Well, there’s something about just saying 2020 that feels magical and inspiring, and I’m excited to start this next decade. I really am. I want to live my life to the fullest, or as the trend says #livingmybestlife. I want to be more positive, happy and kind, and I want to throw out these sparks all over the different areas of my life from my day job, to the book world, my family, my friends, my attitude, and for me it just feels like a great way to live my life. So, that’s my word.
Here’s a little bit from Ali . . .
“In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January – a word to focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. My words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, story, light, up, open and thrive. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another. They’ve been imbedded into who I am and into who I’m becoming. They’ve been what I’ve needed most (and didn’t know I needed). They’ve helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer, to navigate challenges, and to grow.” Ali Edwards
She offers monthly tutorials on how to design your book and capture your year. She sells kits as well as offers downloads to make your story complete. If you like this idea make sure you check it out. One Little Word.
I hope this idea inspires you too, and if so, I would love to hear and see what your word is. Email me or tag me on Instagram @kandrewsauthor so we can share share share.
Happy News Years! Don’t forget to eat your black eyed peas!